The 2020 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday morning (November 20), and country legend Tanya Tucker saw her name mentioned more than any other country artist.
Tucker earned a total of four nominations, with three of those nods being in the country-specific categories. She was nominated for the following:
Best Country Solo Performance for “Bring My Flowers Now”
Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now”
Best Country Album for While I’m Livin‘.
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As if all of that wasn’t exciting enough, Tucker also received a nomination in one of the four General Field categories. The General Field awards are typically considered to be the most prestigious, and are given to artists of all genres.
Tucker was the only country artist to receive a nod in the coveted Song of the Year category, also for “Bring My Flowers Now.”
Here are all of the Song of the Year nominees:
- ALWAYS REMEMBER US THIS WAY
Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
- BAD GUY
Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
- BRING MY FLOWERS NOW
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
- HARD PLACE
Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
- NORMAN F***ING ROCKWELL
Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
- SOMEONE YOU LOVED
Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
- TRUTH HURTS
Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
? Congratulations 62nd #GRAMMYs Song Of The Year nominees (A Songwriter(s) Award): @ladygaga, @billieeilish, @tanya_tucker, @HERMusicx, @taylorswift13, @LanaDelRey, @LewisCapaldi, and @lizzo.
Get to know the nominees: https://t.co/gG1h5urBnj pic.twitter.com/ZmW2xooRLA
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 20, 2019
Past country songs that won the Song of the Year Award include “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson), “Not Ready to Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks), and “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum).
Only time will tell if “Bring My Flowers Now” will soon become another country Song of the Year winner. Give the song a listen below to celebrate its multiple Grammy nominations.
Congratulations to Tucker on all of her Grammy nods! We wish her luck at the ceremony on January 26.